In your bag No: 430 – Francois Constant


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In your bag 430, Francois Constant
Francois has been on the site before. And he is back with a new and improved bag. Come and see the difference.

My name is François Constant, i’m 24 and I live in France.

I’ve already been featured one year ago (#88, but I wanted to show you the evolution of my bag.

I still shoot black and white films only (I tried color films but… Didn’t like it), and I’m still passionned about street photography.

I always have my camera around my neck when I leave my flat in Bordeaux, ready to take shots.

This is a really cool city for street photography.
Here is my « every day bag » :
Billingham Hadley Pro.
Still here, very cool bag, very resistant.

Leica M7 x 35mm Summicron-ASPH.
I love this camera (and all Leica M cameras actually…), especially for its A mode and the sound of the shutter. The 35mm Summicron is marvelous too, that’s my favorite lens on a ragefinder.
I also have a M6 that I keep as a back up or that I take out when it’s too rainy.

Leica SF20.
I try sometimes to shoot with a flash but it is really difficult. I’m just starting to get a bit closer to people I take pictures of and I still dread their reactions, and as you are much more visible when you flash them in the face…

Rolleiflex 2.8f.
I actually don’t carry it everyday because I like to travel light, but I try to take it as often as possible to take some portraits.

Some TriX 400 in 135 and 120. This is my favorite film. I always push it by 1 or 2 stops to shoot street. Developped in Rodinal (1+100) or D76 if i’m in a hurry.

Iphone 4s.
To be always connected and take some #cameraporn pictures on instagram.

Sekonic L308-S. Sometimes usefull when light conditions are weird.

My passeport and my wallet.

A little Moleskine with a permanent pen to write ideas down and mark my films when they are done.

Here are my links :
Website :
Tumblr :
Instagram :
Twitter :

Check out that bag. I love the layout and the simplicity. Thanks for sharing that with us Francois.
Check out the links and make sure you come and comment.

Keep them coming folks, we need more submissions, so get your bag on Send me a hi resolution image of the bag (please make sure it is horizontal) and its contents, with some details about yourself and what you shoot. Oh and don’t forget your contact details (twitter, flickr, tumbler et al). Send the bag shots here.


8 comments on “In your bag No: 430 – Francois Constant”

    David Bromley February 21, 2013 at 8:25 am / Reply

    I have a Hadley Pro also, in the same colour. It is a great bag.

    I checked out your website, your portraits are beautiful.

    Ben B February 21, 2013 at 8:35 am / Reply

    Hi Francois,

    I was in Belgium recently and I don’t understand why more people living in Europe don’t have cameras constantly around their necks. There’s so much gorgeous stuff to capture.

    Take care,


    jenquest February 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm / Reply

    Lovely set up. Thanks for sharing.

    The Tumblr address was mistyped I think. Should be

    Paul Coates February 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm / Reply


    I too have a Leica M7 with the 35 Summicron ASPH. What a combination hey?

    I really want to get a TLR for street portraits. Don’t have the cash at the moment though (thanks to the M7!)

    Keep up the good work.

    Dave Lam ( February 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm / Reply

    I’m a fan of Francois’ work, great to see his bag evolve!

    Mark wylie February 22, 2013 at 2:19 am / Reply

    Nice street photos on your website, really capture life as it is lived. Your work reminds me of Doisneau, which is probably not a bad comparison!

    François Constant February 22, 2013 at 5:51 pm / Reply

    Hi everyone !

    Thanks a lot for your comments, really appreciate !

    Antonio February 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm / Reply

    Wauuuu! You webesite is fantastique! Tres jolie!

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